ERICH LEINSDORF IN REHEARSAL
WAGNER: Preludes and Interludes from Parsifal
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Symphony Orchestra of the Südwestfunk Baden-Baden,
Directed by Janos Darvas
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Menu Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitles Languages: GB, D, F, SP
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 120 mins
DVD9 / NTSC
Cat no.:101 097
American conductor Erich Leinsdorf (1912-1993), originally from Vienna, began
his career as assistant to Bruno Walter and Arturo Toscanini at the Salzburg
Festival, debuting with tremendous success at the tender age of 26 at New York's
renowned Metropolitan Opera House.
After many years as musical director of the Rochester Philharmonic, the Cleveland
Orchestra, the Boston Symphony and the New York City Opera Company, and guest
appearances with many of the world's leading orchestras, Leinsdorf continued
to insist on the highest level of musicianship in everything he did.
Still active at the age of 80, Maestro Leinsdorf remained one of the great
podium personalities of our time with a vast repertoire covering virtually every
important section of the world's music literature.
This revealing documentary shows Erich Leinsdorf during rehearsals and in two
concerts with the Symphony Orchestra of the Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden.
"At 41 minutes Leinsdorf's Parsifal arrangement is only slightly shorter
than his entire set of Ring excerpts, and it includes large swaths of continuous
music as it appears in the opera. Leinsdorf conducts
sensitivity to the music's flow and pulse, accompanied by a strong sense of
the overall drama, making for an exceptionally vivid storytelling experience."
-- Classics Today